to reach La Calestienne?
|If you take the train,
you can reach "La Calestienne" via Charleroi and line number
132 (going direction Couvin) till Mariembourg. Consult eventually the site of
the Belgian railways. If you are lucky you can take there a bus
to Nismes. Don't forget to consult the bussite.
Do you prefer to make the trip completely by your own you can walk along
the museum-railtrack direction east (the leftiest track) till you see
the old station of Nismes; there you take right and at the end you
arrive at "La Calestienne", a four kilometer trip.
|Are you driving by car,
than the easiest way is the one via Charleroi in the direction of
Philippeville and Couvin; at Mariembourg you leave the N5 direction
"Viroinval". Five kilometers further on you arrive at the
first houses of Nismes. At the round point you take right direction
Dourbes and just behind the corner you see "La Calestienne" on
your left. At the round point you can park your car.
Of course there are plenty of more beatiful roads to arrive here, for
example via Namur, Dinant and Givet.
|If you want to play it
sportively, you can follow the Ravel car-free
like the one by Tienen, Hoegaarden, Jodoigne, Namur, Wépion, Dinant and
Agimont. Surely for Wallonia you can't bike easier: it is all flat on
old railroad tracks and along the river Meuse. You can leave this track
at Fagnolle or Mariembourg and reach La Calestienne on 5 km
"normal" road. On site
of the Ravel you can consult all cycling-routes of